Element Assignment Character, Prop & Line Requirements
At the Kickoff Event we will announce a character, a prop and a line of dialogue just a few minutes before the Official Filmmaking Period begins.
These elements must be included in your film.
The elements will vary from city to city, but in each location ALL teams will have the same required elements. It's up to each team to decide how to integrate them into their own film. Teams compete for most creative use of these elements.
Examples of Previous Characters
Paul or Pearl Duncan, Driver Nashville, Tennessee 2011
Ted or Tina Fleming, Doctor Albuquerque, New Mexico 2009
Kevin or Kitty Carlson, Translator New Haven, Connecticut 2012
Maxwell or Madison Feringa, Athlete Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2012
Examples of Previous Props
bubble wrap Greensboro, North Carolina 2006
a dustpan Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2012
a string instrument New York, New York 2008
plant seeds Denver, Colorado 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
I can't believe you just said that. Fargo, North Dakota 2007
That's what I want to know. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2012
Can you please shut your mouth? Beirut, Lebanon 2013
You look very familiar. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2008
The required line of dialogue must be heard or seen - it may be written. It may be in a foreign language; however if it is not clear that this is the required line, it should be translated.
The required character does not have to be the star, but we must actually see him/her on the screen. Name tags, etc. are not necessary so long as the audience can infer who he/she is.
The required prop must be seen, and it should be used in your film in some way.
Adherence to Assignment
Did you know judges base part of their scores on a film’s adherence to assignment? This refers to the genre and required elements.
Elements in Credits Do Not Count
The required elements must appear in the story of your film. Use of the elements only in the end credits will NOT fulfill the requirement.